perjury definition

  • noun:
    • Law The deliberate, willful giving of false, inaccurate, or partial testimony under oath.
    • The breach of an oath or guarantee.
    • The deliberate giving of false or inaccurate testimony under oath.
    • False swearing.
    • At common law, a willfully false statement in a fact material towards concern, created by a witness under oath in a qualified judicial proceeding. By statute the charges of perjury are enforced regarding creating of willfully untrue affirmations.
    • The breach of every oath, promise, or solemn affirmation; particularly, in law, the wilful utterance of untrue testimony under oath or affirmation, before a reliable tribunal, upon a place product to a legal query.
    • Synonyms See perjure.
    • offense of making untrue statements under oath

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